While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.”Matthew 26:26, nET
I cannot remember the last time I had the privelege to be in church on the first Sunday of the year. The privelege to take communion with my church family moved me today. Communion is a deep again. A deep place of repetition in which the author of Luke included:
This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”Luke 22:19b, NET
As I sat thinking about communion, the word “body” began to echo in my heart.
Jesus the Christ, the God of the Heavens, had a body.
I’m reminded of the lyrics, “What if God were one of us?”
A saviour came at Christmas. He had skin, bone, and marrow. A slob like one of us. A body with bodily functions and bodily needs. Hygiene and health and good food were important to Jesus the Christ in a human body. Boundaries of self were important.
The events of this morning gave me a way forward for many things this year. While it may only be for a season, I’m going to follow this word “body” for a little bit and find out where it leads me. ❤
Your blogs have been such a blessing this past year. The “First Sunday of 2020” blog warmed my heart this morning. Like you, it has been awhile since I had the privilege to be with my church family for the first Sunday of the year. The picture of the first communion remnants brought fond memories of my church family and the sharing of communion. Thank you!
Thank you, Riche, for your words of encouragement today. It is a blessing to know that something touched you too.